|Hello Daybreakers and supporters|
by Charles Feezer
The members in attendance were: Sheila, Terri, Gerald, Gordon, and Ross.
The club will finish painting the pet drop-off shelter at the city's animal adoption center this coming Saturday at 7:00AM.
The club will be dark on the 27th of June and the 4th of July. The officer installation will be the 27th of June, 6 PM at Eva's.
Casa Grande Daybreak Rotary Club
Our GKAS service project this year screened over 150 children in CG and San Manuel.
We delivered a final report to our district conference by our fellow Rotarians from the Giza North Rotary Club in Egypt on our completed Concentrated Language Encounter matching grant project. The benefits not only included literacy and vocational training; but also improvement of the physical plant and school at Embaba, increased sustainability of the on-going CLE trainning, and the improved self-perception of the women attending the program.
Our matching grant partners were represented at the district conference by Nour and Amany who presented a final report.
Our club has drilled a 160 foot water well in Pueblo Nuevo in La Rosa which is an area of La Cuchilla in the Dominican Republic. We have installed the transformer and have delivered potable water for the first time to the community and provided better quality electricity to their homes.
We reworked a .5 kilometer gravity-fed water line to provide potable water for a 3-room school and 5 families in Canas de Las Palmas in the Dominican Republic.
We have helped purchase 30 more bio-sand water filters for La Cuchilla that have been delivered and are in the process of being set up with sand and gravel.
We are participating in a pilot project to bring water and sanitation to CHIHIKWI PRIMARY SCHOOL in Chihikwi village, Dodoma Municpal.
No. pupil: 185 boys and 157 girls. Total 342
No. of staff: 4 male and 2 female Total 6
Available facilities: No. of pit holes: Nil
No of pit holes for teacher: Nil
Villages: Chihikwi village.
Required: The school needs pit holes (7 for males, 8 for girls), 2 pit holes for teachers and 2 water tanks (rain water harvesting). This pilot project is called: ADOPT A SCHOOL.
Wasrag is collaborating with Africare, Procter & Gamble, and H2O for Life to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene education to 30 schools - 15 in Tanzania and 15 in Malawi.
Total program budget is $837,000. For each school in the program the budget is $27,900:
Africare - 45% Procter and Gamble - 17% H2O for Life - 19% Rotary Club(s) - 19%
For every dollar Rotary Clubs contribute, $4.26 will be contributed by our program partners.
Bob presented the We M.A.T.C.H. Kids Project, a mentoring program for at-risk 5th graders, involving 24 trained high school mentors and 18 fifth graders to our district conference.
We completed a Neighbors United neighborhood revitalization program for Casa Grande. On Saturday, the 22nd of October, about 150 volunteers helped paint 8 homes, Against Abuse interior areas, and covered up tagging at a number of schools and parks. The Mayor mentioned the Sunrise Rotary club in his "Message From Your Mayor" in the December issue of Pinal County Lifestyles magazine.
We have built a wheelchair ramp for Donna Meyer.
We have fixed up Fernando's home and provided him with a shower chair.
Our club provided a new bicycle to Koen, the RYE student living in Coolidge.
Our club received an award at the district conference for being the leader in per-capita giving to the Rotary Foundation.
Three of our members are serving in District 5500 leadership capacities.
Our club participated with the CG Rotary Club in the Stanfield Christmas service project. We have provided financial support for the project and helped about 51 Stanfield children and their 24 families. The donations includes school uniforms and backpacks. Walmart Distribution Center provided 4 food boxes and a turkey to each of the 24 families valued at almost $2,900. We will also assist the CG Rotary Club in the Stanfield water project to help bring clean drinking water to those homes lacking that resource.
Our club also colaborated with the CGRC to help deliver about 800 dictionaries from our Rotary District 5500 to every 3rd grader in the CGESD.
Our club contributed to the 5K fun run on January 7th at Villago Park starting around 9:00 AM benefiting the Logos Christian Academy.
Our club sent London Caldwell as a JC to RYLA January 13-16 at Chapel Rock in Prescott.
We donated toys to Against Abuse and Pinal Ccounty Sheriffs toy drive from our Christmas social.
Our club participated in the fairwell fiesta for Fire Team 2 of the NCCC. Most of the members are going to new sites around Arizona. They said this was a good experience and they appreciated our efforts to include them in our club's activities.
Our club contributed to the Casa Grande Food Bank.
Our club members support the Mayor's reading program and the CG library adult literacy tutoring program.